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Deliverance - The Lost Abbey

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96
world-class

1,737 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,737
Reviews: 410
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 356
Gots: 533 | FT: 48
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: drummstikk on 08-09-2010

A blend of bourbon barrel-aged Serpent’s Stout and brandy barrel-aged Angels Share, Deliverance is the epic battle being waged between heaven and hell for the souls of mortal men… and your enjoyment in a glass.
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5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of IKR
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very dark brown to black with a moderate beige head that fairly quickly but still remained as a ring in the tulip.

Smell: Mild Bourbon, brandy, and slight oak notes.

Taste: A mixture of Bourbon, brandy, toffee/caramel, some roast malts, faint vanilla, and oak. The finish is fairly dry with a slight alcohol presence.

Mouth-feel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation.

Overall: Good beer but for me the bourbon and brandy dominate. Very pricey.

Photo of duels
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ChugginOil
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Split this bad boy with a buddy.

Poured from a cork and caged 12.7 oz bottle into a stemless wine glass.

Pours a very dark mahogany color that is almost black. There is an inch of quick dissipating head that is tan in color. Fast fading spots of lacing.

The nose is preparing me for a brandy/bourbon overload. This one smells like a freshly cracked bottle of spirits. I first notice the brandy but as i quaff deeper into the brew find the bourbon notes including toasted coconut, vanilla, butterscotch and caramel. The is a hefty boozy note that is expected for such a brew.

The taste is sweet and buttery with notes of vanilla and butterscotch mainly. There is a bit of oak and firm tannins that is noticed right before the boozy sting commences. There is some coconut and cocoa noticed within the blend of awesomeness.

The mouthfeel is medium-thick with a bit too much carbonation that could be toned down a bit. This carbonation brings a tingling feeling to my palate that is a bit unusual for a beer of this caliber.

Overall, this is a damn fine brew that works quite well with the blend. Boozy notes are present but do not detract from the taste of bourbony/brandy goodness.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of muskiesman
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 375 ml bottle into a snifter glass
Artistic label and competent bottle worthy of the brew

Pours dark oily opaque brown nearly black with a two finger tan head slowly recedes to an unusually thin lacing

Aroma is heavy roasted malts big and heavy alcohol

Taste is a dichotomy of roasted malts and inspired dark chocolate, molasses and seared oak with the sweet caramel and fig like dark fruits of the brandy and finish is clean vanilla alcohol. Amazing

Mouth feel is full bodied and very creamy like dulce de leche but not as sweet, Velvety with little carbonation in the mouth. Thick at first then the warming alcohol kicks in and is silky and smoooth!

Overall a great inspiring brew worth the wait. Do not hesitate Try this beer Incredible balance adn complex

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of PeterIngemi
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my duvel tulip from a cork caged 375.

A- pours deep murky brown/ almost black, nice two finger slightly chocolate head that settles into a half finger and never fully disappears...

S- brandy, toasty oak, caramel, vanilla, light raisiny dark fruit, chocolate, hints of burbon , alcohol, very complex, very delicious

T- raisin, brandy mingle deliciously, on the front with clear characters of oak. Vanilla, chocolate and burbon on the end, notes of caramel an intensely complex brew, tons of flavor working wonderfully.

M- full bodied and creamy low/medium carbonation, although the carbonation from the serpent stout, and effervescence staid with the beer nicley, even with barrel aging. Very drinkable considering the abv,

O- an awesome blend of two great barrel age beers, both complimenting the others strong suit, Awesome all the way around.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of mindspin315
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Body is dark as dark can be. Poured a big billowy light brown head...alcohol legs, lacing, and retention are quite impressive for a beer at 12.5%.

Aromas of chocolate cake, dark fruits (figs and dark cherries), burnt sugars, toasted malt, and big thick molasses. Both the bourbon and the brandy notes comes through as well, but don't overpower and sit even with all of the over aromas.

Soft, creamy, and velvety smooth mouthfeel. Full-bodied but not thick. Alcohol comes through towards the finish and carries through to the chest. The burn at the end takes away a touch of flavor from the taste that was coming through in the front and middle, not allowing it to carry through. Flavors of vanilla, dark fruits, caramel, oak, and molasses. A lot of bourbon qualities in the taste as well...the brandy components are not quite as strong in the taste as they were in the aroma.

Very much a sipper. Perfect for a cold winter night. This beer shows how well two beers blended together can be. Even though this bad boy was $16 I'm going to have to get another one to put away for a little bit.

[94/100]

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

The Trappist. Pitch black, oily, no head no lacing, slight carbonation.

Thick rich marvelous aroma. Sweet, a multitude of dark fruits, tiny chocolate, toffee all enveloped in a bourbon cloud. Funny how a smell can be sensed as thick.

The bourbon resides in the beginning, mid taste and aftertaste, it completely defines the brew. All the scent tastes are here, fruits, vanilla and caramel, the barrel is more obvious. Unfortunately the bourbon brandy crushes the subtleties, it masks and obscures all the delicate notes which become fleeting, vague. Full bodied mouthfeel.
cheers
jd

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of beerandcycling88
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a very expensive 375 ml bottle into a snifter.

A Pours a thick syrupy looking dark brown that borders on black. Topped with a thinish off white head.

S Very sweet with lots of vanilla, with a touch of bourbon and some raisin type fruit notes. Maybe a hint of chocolate a touch of alcohol comes through as it warms. Quiet complex

T Wow, amazing flavor with chocolate, a lot of brandy, a touch of bourbon, and some vanilla. A bit of an oak like taste is present as well.

M Pretty thick and smooth with carbonation.

Overall this is a great beer to spend an evening sipping on to appreciate the various complexities. My only complaint was the $16.00 something I paid for it.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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5/5  rDev +16%

Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 1,737 ratings.